Parker RopeBoi is a smiley queer rigger and versatile player who enjoys self-tying as well as tying others and occasionally being tied myself. A rope bondage enthusiast for over a decade, Parker has presented solo and partner rope bondage performances and taught rope bondage lessons and workshops at venues across North America and Europe, and is currently based in the upper Midwest USA. Rope is a versatile medium which Parker enjoys using to enable and disable different corporeal possibilities, to present and overcome challenges, to suspend bodies in space. Parker’s rope style articulates with issues of abject, grotesque, and queer bodies, as well as with questions of social bonds, boundedness, boundaries, and potentials for their transgression or transcendence.
2017 Class Offerings
Trampling, Boot Play & Rope Bondage with NaughtyEm
Boots. Rope. Flesh…drooling yet? Are you someone who likes some boot marks among your rope marks? In this class, Parker RopeBoi & NaughtyEm will share some of their favorite sexy and sadistic tricks and techniques for manipulating bodies for pleasure and pain using boots and rope. The class will demonstrate and discuss gauging and applying different kinds and amounts of pressure with boots to different body parts, which body parts can handle more or less boot pressure, and how different floor ties and partial/full suspension ties affect the intensity of boot pressure and require different kinds of trampling techniques. Topics demonstrated could include standing on a bound/suspended bottom, kicking a bound/suspended bottom, bound bootlicking and/or bootblacking predicaments, using just boot pressure to immobilize, not stepping on your rope, and leaving boot marks without ropes getting in the way. Screaming, groaning, and laughing are highly likely. Presenter demonstrations aim to inspire you to bring your own style to integrating boots and rope in a scene. Participants will have time try out these techniques and explore playing with boots and rope in their own style.
Type: Hands On
This hands-on class teaches Parker RopeBoi’s calf harness tie, designed to be used in suspension with three simultaneous suspension points which self-level, enabling smooth movement through multiple different suspension leg positions without any untying/retying. This calf tie distributes pressure across the entire calf instead of focusing pressure just on the ankle (and therefore can be an alternative for rope bottoms who have difficulty with ankle ties) and allows for the tied person to shift their weight and adjust into a more comfortable/sustainable position. This tie is also ideal for self-suspension.
Self-Suspension Inversions Without a Hip Harness
For many people learning to self-suspend, a basic inversion from a hip- or waist-harness often is the very first self-suspension they learn. Getting more advanced and mixing it up, self-suspensions can skip the waist/hip rope for other ways to hang upside-down. Such inversions—e.g. single futomomo, double-futomomo, calves, single thigh, double-ankle, single-ankle—can pose particular challenges as self-suspensions. Ankle self-suspensions are notorious for being relatively easy to get into alone yet very difficult to get out of alone, and have resulted in people getting dangerously stuck in suspension. A self-suspender must be able to reach what needs to be untied for long enough and at the appropriate angle to untie it, and then maintain control of the untied suspension line for a controlled descent to the ground. Self-suspending in these hip-harness-less suspension positions (and getting oneself down) thus requires different/more precise techniques for body positioning, rope placements, knots, and descent. This class will cover some of the techniques that seasoned self-suspender Parker RopeBoi recommends for how to get into and out of these sorts of inversions (as well as pointing out techniques that are not recommended). The class will cover some of the risks, warning signs to watch out for, and risk mitigation techniques for this advanced category of self-suspensions. Note that several of these techniques are a physical workout and require core strength; they are not suitable for all levels of physical fitness, but all are welcome to observe. If the background skill level of the participants is up to it, the class will cover techniques for double-calf, double-ankle, and single-ankle inversions, though we might focus on just some of those or shift into futomomo inversions depending on what is most appropriate for the class.
Type: Hands On